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The 3 Types of Shingles from Your Denver Roofing Company

August 3, 2016

Shingles are the final piece of the roof that is seen from the outside. It is on the front lines of the elements and gets the brunt of all of the weather, from the sunny hot days to storms and snow. Even though shingles might look small, they do a mighty job for the roof. Learn more about the three types of shingles that your Denver roofing company uses.
  1. Strip Shingles: This type of shingle is your introductory model of shingles and is commonly referred to as “starter shingles” or “three tab shingles.” They have a slate-like appearance and are single layer. This slate look usually has straight edges giving it a very neat and consistent appearance. Often times this type of shingle is packaged together in a bundle with perforated sections to make it easier for the roofer to take them apart and work with them. When purchased this way, they can be installed much more quickly because they save on labor costs. When it comes to materials for strip shingles, asphalt is common. This is a super cost effective way for a durable roof. It will stand up to the elements, including the sun.
  2. Dimensional Shingles: Also known as architectural shingles, dimensional shingles are more heavy duty than strip shingles. They get the name “dimensional” because of their features that give it more character than strip. It gives your roof a more 3-D look that is not flat. Dimensional shingles tend to look as though they are alternating and shingles may be a variety of colors within the same color scheme. They have a second layer that not only helps to give them that 3-D appearance, but also creates another barrier against the elements. Dimensional shingles are heavier in terms of durability and are a great option if you have it in your budget to invest a little more.
  3. Presidential Shingles: The top tier of shingles is presidential shingles. They are laminated and have an even more detailed designed when compared to standard dimensional shingles. In terms of lasting, this type is known as “premium” because of its durability and insulation. They are thick and tough to stand up to all of the elements. If this type of shingle is in your budget, purchasing presidential shingles are a great route to invest in for a superior appearance that will last for years to come.
To find the best type of shingle for your project and budget, contact the experts at Big Creek Roofing and Restoration for Denver, CO roof repair! We are a family owned company that for over 15 years we have been in the construction industry to complete a variety of jobs! From roofing and siding to windows and decks, we have experience and can help you with anything—especially when it comes to your roofing solutions. We will provide quality material and service in the budget you need to accomplish your goals. Learn about our shingle and roofing experience and give us a call at 303-877-8369 for a free quote or to get started on your home!